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Husna Yusop and Giam Say Khoon at the Dewan Rakyat yesterday

Lim files motion to refer Tee Keat to privileges committee
LIM KIT SIANG (DAP-Ipoh Timur) cabinet decision made on Oct 2, 2002, should be referred to the committee for knew that the Cabinet decided to revert report and appendices can be given to
submitted a motion to Dewan Rakyat that the PKA was allowed to buy the further action.”. to RM25 psf on Nov 6, 2002, when he all MPs?
Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia on 1,000-acre land from the Selangor “As Ong also accused me of mis- was told about the decision by former On another matter, Lim urged Home
Wednesday to refer Transport Minister government at RM25 psf but failed to leading Parliament, has he submitted a Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Awang Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin
Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat to the Rights state and explain the cabinet decisions motion to refer me to the committee? Adek Hussin. Hussein to discard the “government-
and Privileges Committee for allegedly made on Oct 23, 2002, that the price “Shall we jointly approach the Lim said: “Ong is attempting to knows-best” attitude in reviewing the
misleading the House on the Port Klang was changed to RM10 psf, resulting speaker to ask that both these motions be a David Copperfield in Parliament, Internal Security Act (ISA).
Free Zone (PKFZ) issue. in the ministerial statement being in- of privilege be given top priority so that conjuring up 300 sets of the report and “Hishammuddin adopted the at-
In a press conference in Parliament comprehensive, unreasonable and not they are debated next Monday and that appendices which MPs cannot touch, titude after becoming the home min-
lobby, Lim said Ong had misled the transparent. both motions, his and mine, be debated see or read. ister, as if the government is the best
House when presenting his ministerial In his motion, Lim accused Ong of together?” he asked. “Why he is going along with this authority on national security and no
statement on PKFZ on Monday as the having violated the rights and the free- On the accusation, Ong had hit back charade that he is utterly powerless one else is concerned about security
minister only mentioned about the dom of an MP, “therefore this matter at Lim stating that the latter actually to decide whether the copies of the and harmony,” he said.

briefs
‘Account for RM170m in
lottery taxes’
Only 12 ISA detainees the facts. Our investigations, including
the witnesses we questioned, cannot be
exposed to the public, otherwise, it will
affect their safety.
“Do not simply accuse us. What the
Barisan Nasional (BN) government is

in Kamunting
doing is for your own good, to take care
LOKE Siew Fook (DAP-Rasah) wants the Finance of the safety of the MPs here too,” he
Ministry to account for the RM170 million in taxes said.
collected from the 17 special lottery draws this He said Lo’ Lo’ can raise any specific
year. case in the Dewan and she will get the
“There is no mention of the taxes by the min- replies.
ister (Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak)’s written reply Lo’ Lo’, in her question, said Opposi-
to my question,” said Loke, alleging that the reply tion members were also placed under
was also inaccurate based on figures he obtained THERE are only 12 Internal Security Act (three) and nuclear component supplier the ISA although they were not involved
from his own research. (ISA) detainees left in Kamunting, com- (one). in the alleged activities. One of them, she
Loke said: “I conducted an online check and prising six Malaysians and six foreigners, Replying to questions from Datuk said, had yet to be released probably due
found that the information provided is untrue. says Home Minister Datuk Seri Hisham- Mohd Jidin Safee (BN-Setiu) and Siti to his wife’s active involvement in the
There were a total of 17 special draws granted muddin Hussein. Zailah Mohd Yusoff (PAS-Rantau Abolish ISA Movement.
for the companies. He said eight of them were still under Panjang), Hishammuddin said several “If the government has proof of their
“I am not sure if the mistake was intentional detention for involvement in militant political party leaders were also detained activities, they should be tried in court
or unintentional but we are talking about RM170 activities and the others for forging docu- under the ISA. and be given a chance to defend them-
million in taxes which have gone missing. ments. “However, the government would like selves,” she added.
“If there were no taxes collected so far, we Hishammuddin said since 2004, 100 to stress here this was not based on politi- Hishammuddin said the ministry was
want to know where has the RM170 million gone,” individuals were detained under the ISA cal offence or agenda. It was based on the reviewing the laws under its purview,
he told reporters at the parliament lobby. for forging of documents (29), duplication individuals’ activities which threatened including the ISA, and as long as they
of RM1 coins (17) and involvement in the country’s security and public order,” have yet to be amended, the existing laws
Why Mas Selamat was not Durian Hindraf (five), Darul Islam (17), Jemaah he said. remain.
sitting ... Islamiah (18) and Malaysian Militant To a supplementary question from Dr The amendments would deal with
extradited: Minister MPs take Group (one). Lo’ Lo’ Mohd Ghazali (PAS-Titiwan- four aspects, namely, the 60-day-long
THE government did not extradite Singapore a break Others included cases of producing gsa), Hishammuddin said cases involv- detention, appointment of independent
Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) militant leader Mas to enjoy writings that insulted Islam (one), smug- ing terrorists or militants with extensive investigating officer, the list of threats and
Selamat Kastari to the island state due to durians
and other gling of illegal immigrants (one), acting global networking could not be solved limiting the length of detention extension
security reason, says Home Minister Datuk as foreign intelligence agents (seven), within days. order.
local fruits
Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. yesterday. Southern Thai Separatist Movement “The Opposition MPs should not twist Later in parliament lobby, Hisham-
He said Mas Selamat, who was captured in muddin said amendments to the ISA
Johor in April after escaping from a high secu- would be tabled in Parliament’s next
rity prison in Singapore in February last year, session, followed by other outdated laws
was detained under the Internal Security Act under the ministry.
as “he is deemed a threat to the country”. “We have 33 Acts governing the
He said Mas Selamat’s detention would en- (home) minister’s power. And we have
sure that his activities and contacts with other old laws like the Restricted Residence
militant groups in Asia were contained. Act 1933, Explosives Act 1957, Corrosive
“We know his background, the details of and Explosive Substances and Offensive
his plan, network and contact with militant Weapons Act 1958 and Second Hand
groups,” he added. Dealers Act 1946.
“These were necessary in those days.
They were drafted during the confronta-
tion era and emergency period when
the main threat was the communists,”
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2nd & 3rd Floor, Block C, Lot 18113, KUALA LUMPUR: The coroner’s Surendran. The inquest was ordered follow- conceal himself or avoid the police
off Jln Cerdas, Taman Connaught, 56000 KL court yesterday set aside a warrant He said the first issue was ing the death of 28-year-old Sujatha since he had been attending parlia-
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death of local actress K. Sujatha. and secondly, to secure the pres- On Tuesday, Mohd Faizi issued the MP’s house or at his office.
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http://www.calvary.org.my Mohd Faizi said there were two the two versions of the story as to that the coroner was wrong in is- was not able to file an affidavit, in
issues for the court to take into why the subpoena was not served suing the warrant since the order reply to Manikavasagam’s affidavit,
consideration in revoking the arrest and whether to initiate contempt did not comply with the Criminal since the latter had filed it at the
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by Manikasavagam’s counsel N. to the court,” said Mohd Faizi. He added the MP also did not terday evening. – Bernama
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